Internode to trial full FetchTV service for fibre customers
Louise Duffy | 27-11-2011
Australian ISP Internode is to offer FetchTV, its full IPTV service, for customers with fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) connections including those using the National Broadband Network.
Currently Internode offers its FTTH customers a scaled-down version of the service, FetchTV Lite. The full FetchTV service includes access to subscription-based services such as Fox Sports News, National Geographic Channel and Al Jazeera English, as well as a selection of on-demand movies and television shows.
In a post on Australian forum site Whirlpool, Internode CEO Simon Hackett confirmed that the company will soon begin testing the full FetchTV service for FTTH customers with the hope of launching to everyone by the end of December.
“Current target is to have FetchTV Full over FTTH available pretty much nationally toward the end of December 2011,” he wrote.
Hackett also confirmed that the company will offer the Full FetchTV service to customers in Tasmania on the NBN alongside all other trial locations currently live on mainland Australia.
“Our upcoming FTTH support for FetchTV full includes the Tasmanian NBN sites; It’ll be across all NBN locations,” he said.